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Ruth Blair is a currently is her 16th year as the director of bands at DeQuincy High School and DeQuincy Middle School, where she directors 3 concert bands, jazz band, marching band, and teaches music appreciation and fine arts survey. Before that she taught at Maplewood Middle, Iowa High, Leesville High and Vernon Middle Schools. Ms. Blair currently holds memberships in LMEA and Nafme. She is a performing member of the Lake Charles Community Band and Southwest Jazz. She is also in performing for the local theater and at her church, where she plays in the worship orchestra and conducts the handbell ensemble. Ms. Blair earned her master’s degree in music education from Northwestern State University (2002) and a bachelor’s degree in music education from Houghton College (1984).